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Like most of us I like pretty things. And when I see a thing of beauty it makes my heart sing. However this is not why I struggle to write beautiful code. Now I’m not talking about style, although that helps. And I’m not talking about coding standards, although that is also a significant factor. […]
The other day I was adding the ability to add a template tag to a template from a plugin I am developing. Now adding template tags is pretty straightforward, but adding them in a way which is safe and will not cause problems in the future is slightly more subtle. Now rather than going into […]
If you read my article on the Designer role recently then you may well be wondering what is the developer role in all this is then? Well if a designer’s key skill is creating a visual destination then I believe the developer role is to create a functional destination. Now this isn’t about just building […]
I’m sure you are aware that having loosely coupled classes in your WordPress plugins is important for maintenance and bug fixing. If you are not sure what coupling is, this is when you have two software modules which are closely linked together. Where you have tightly coupled modules a change in one module has a […]
Something I often see on the internet, and especially in reference to WordPress is the discussion about the difference between a designer and a developer. Why does it matter? Even though the skills for each role overlap a lot, it is unusual to find someone who is good at both. I do think there is […]